TODAY’S BOXES ARE VERY NICE – 6 TO 8 OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS

SPINACH

LETTUCE RED OR GREEN

FRESH CUT HERBS

SOUP/SIDE BAG OF ROOT VEGGIES

CARROTS

RADISHES W/ TOPS

CRIMINI MUSHROOMS

SWEET POTATOES

KALE

CHARD

 


 

Farmers Fork- Farmer Pam

 

This week is the last week for winter pick up. We have certainly enjoyed everyone’s company, recipes & input for the winter season.

 

We are hoping the spring will be a little more ‘quiet’.  A large 70 foot hoop house is located near the end of our house.  We have spent many a night listening to the hoop house – ‘ woof & poof” – we were always glad to see it still standing in the morning . As the weather quiets down, we are able to hear more of the ‘night noises;  the mating calls of the fox and skunks. The early morning light brings the bird calls. The frog peepers are adding their chorus to the symphony of the Earth.

 

Planting continues at a hectic pace as we drive fast to make up time lost to snow & cold. The broccoli, collards, cauliflower & spinach all love this cool & wet.

 

We started digging ramps today – they are a little small yet – but sure are tasty.

 

This Saturday April 21st is opening day for the Hollywood farmers market at 9801 Rhode Island avenue – College Park. Md. 9 a til 1 p – every Saturday utill November 17th. We hope to see some familiar faces there.

 

We thank you very much for your participation it the Calvert farm 2018 winter CSA.  We look forward to seeing everyone in the spring.

 


 

Summer CSA information

If you have not sent in your reservation for spring – we do have a very few spots left on the Wednesday & Thursday truck.www.calvertfarm.com

 

Here is the schedule for first delivery for summer

On farm pick up – May 11/12

Sunday group at Baltimore JFX – may 13th – mothers day

Wednesday group – wed may 16th

Thursday group – Thursday may 17th

All Tuesday deliveries have been moved to Wednesday for the 2018 season.

 


 

Recipes

Caprese Stuffed Chicken- from Delish

Ingredients
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
Olive oil
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 lb. fresh mozzarella, sliced
1 1/2 c. baby spinach
2 tomatoes, sliced into half moons
Small bunch fresh basil
Balsamic glaze, for serving
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place chicken on a cutting board and make 5 to 6 slits in each breast, being careful not to cut through completely. Transfer to a small baking sheet.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil then season chicken all over with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Stuff each breast with mozzarella, spinach and tomatoes.
  3. Bake until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink, about 25 minutes. Garnish with fresh basil then drizzle balsamic glaze on top.

Calley’s Sweet Potato Pie- food network

                                                              Ingredients

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 unbaked pie crust
  • Maple Whipped Cream, optional, recipe follows

Maple Whipped Topping

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

Preheat oven to 350 degree F.

Bake sweet potatoes for 1 hour in the oven on a baking sheet. When done, let cool. Scrape the pulp out of the skin, transfer to a large bowl, and mash. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, beat together butter, sugar, and brown sugar until creamy. Add eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and salt. Add evaporated milk and stir mixture into sweet potatoes. Beat together with mixer until smooth and pour into an unbaked pie shell.

Bake on bottom rack of oven for 1 hour or until center of pie is firm. Serve warm. Add dollop of whipped cream if desired.

Maple Whipped Topping:

In a medium bowl, beat together whipping cream and confectioners’ sugar. Add maple syrup. Beat together until soft peaks form.

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